This tony neighborhood in the Bronx lives up to its moniker: The waterfront properties often come with deep-water docks and beach access. But the tiny enclave was actually named for the Country Club of Westchester, which was built on Eastchester Bay in 1881. Good luck snagging a house here, though. Demand is so high that properties are known to change hands without the use of a broker.
How much do you really know about the most interesting neighborhood names in NYC? Midtown East may be self-explanatory, but what actually goes down in Hell’s Kitchen? New York’s neighborhoods have origins in everything from the Dutch to developers, resulting in a bit of wacky nomenclature. So the next time you’re out to find the best restaurants and bars in the Bronx or hunting for the best New York pizzas in Staten Island, impress your friends with these facts about some of New York’s most interestingly named hoods.